Disruptive MRT passenger sent to the hospital, says Fire Department
A 25-year-old man startled other passengers by shouting on the Taipei Metro last night and has been sent to hospital for evaluation, the Taipei City Fire Department ( ) has said.
There were no injuries from the incident, authorities said.
At 7:39 p.m. Wednesday, a passenger began shouting inside a metro car at Zhongxiao Fuxing Station that was bound for Dingpu Station ( ), according to the Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC,
His behavior startled nearby passengers, many of whom rushed out onto the platform, TRTC public relations division director Leo Ling (
) said. Station staff immediately called 110 and 109 to alert station police, who took the man in for questioning.
According to a preliminary investigation, the man had no visible injuries and was fully conscious.
The incident lasted about two minutes and resulted in no casualties and no disruption to metro operations, Ling said.